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9 Ways Managers Secretly Demotivate People

Very few managers ever set out to actually demotivate a team. The night before starting a leadership or management role, most people are usually brimming with excitement. They make notes, get ready to address the troops, they’re looking forward to

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Sales Prospecting: Do or Do Not – There is No Try

When it comes to sales prospecting, I’m regularly asked to coach teams who have fallen into the lazy habit of rattling off a few of the lines below; so this week I’m going to share with you the download I’d

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Stop Trying to Sell to THAT Customer (and Help THIS One Instead)

I received quite a lot of feedback and comments with regards to my last post – These People Will Never Be Your Customers – telling me how I was wrong to use the word “never”, and that only failures wouldn’t try

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The Real Secret to Sales Success

There’s a secret to sales success – which, if you’re already doing it on a regular basis, won’t be that much of a big surprise – but that’s probably only around 5% of all the salespeople out there – so

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How to Bridge the Commitment Gap and Close More Deals

During the first morning of our training workshops a large percentage of delegates regularly remark; “I just want to get better at closing – that’s all I really need. If I could close more sales, everything else would fall into

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You Got Lucky Kid, But Luck Never Lasts

Originally posted in LinkedIn Pulse: In the series (#If I Were 22), professionals share what they’d do differently — and keep the same.  To be fair, 22 Year Old me was doing far  better than he really deserved to be.

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The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club: Episode 4 – The Secret Place of Thunder

Simeon is shown the Book of Success in the Secret Place of Thunder  

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How to Get a Bit “Blue Whale” About Business Development

Did you know that a blue whale needs to eat millions of  krill a day just to survive – millions of them, more than 3,000kg in weight – just to survive. On top of that, the amount of energy required for that 98

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My Sales Team Are Busy Doing Everything Except Selling

In this blurry new, multi-tasking, on-line opportunistic world in which we all now live – it can sometimes be a little difficult to work out where marketing strategy stops and the sales process begins. So, as a sales manager, it’s

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Trade Fair Nightmares? How to Become Best in Show

Hurray – it’s that time of year again when the sales team all hide behind unnaturally tall tables, while desperately trying to appear professional in their (ill-fitting) branded polo shirts, stylishly matched with their business suit trousers. Yes – it’s trade shows

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